YJ: It is almost the New Year… welcome to Chinese Studio everyone, wo shi Yajie.
Cam: And who shi Cam. We are talking all about New Year’s celebrations this week. YJ: and today, let’s learn some New Year’s resolutions you might have!
Cam: Let’s get started.
Key Words of the Day
drink less, 少喝酒， learn how to cook,学做饭，lose weight.减肥, What is your new year’s resolution? 你有什么新年打算？ Stop smoking, 戒烟 All in today’s Chinese Studio.
Cam: Yajie, some people tend to drink a lot at a New Year’s party, and the next morning they might feel sick.
YJ: That’s true. Drinking a lot is bad for your health.
Cam: So maybe drinking less would be a good resolution. How do I say that in Chinese?
YJ: you can say shao3 he1 jiu3
Cam: shao3 he1 jiu3
YJ: shao3 he1, to drink less,
Cam: shao3 he1
YJ: jiu4 means alcohol,
YJ: shao3 he1 jiu3,
Cam: shao3 he1 jiu3, drink less.
Cam: what is your New Year’s resolution, Yajie? Something like to lose weight?
YJ: No… I have a better one. I want to make more friends and learn something new… so I might take classes to learn--- how to cook.
Cam: That sounds good for you, Yajie. How do you say your resolution in Chinese?
YJ: it’s xue2 zuo4 fan4.
Cam: xue2 zuo4 fan4.
YJ: xue2 means to learn,
YJ: zuo4 fan4 means to cook,
Cam: zuo4 fan4.
YJ: xue2 zuo4 fan4, learn how to cook.
Cam: xue2 zuo4 fan4.
YJ: Although I don’t need to lose weight, but it’s still a popular new year’s resolution. In Chinese it’s jian3 fei2.
Cam: jian3 fei2.
YJ: jian3 means to lose, to decrease,
YJ: fei2 means fat,
YJ: jian3 fei2,
Cam: jian3 fei2, to lose weight.
Cam: Yajie, what should I ask my Chinese friends what is his/her new year’s resolution?
YJ: you can ask “你有什么新年打算？”
Cam: ni2 you3 shen2me xin1 nian2 da3 suan4?
YJ: ni3 means you,
YJ: you3 means to have,
YJ: shen2me, what,
Cam: shen2me ,
YJ: xin1 nian2, new year,
Cam: xin1 nian2,
YJ: da3 suan4, resolution, plan,
Cam: dan2 suan4.
YJ: ni2 you3 shen2me xin1 nian2 da3 suan4?
Cam: ni2 you3 shen2me xin1 nian2 da3 suan4? What is your new year’s resolution?
YJ：My father told me his new year’s resolution is try to stop smoking.
Cam：That’s a good one, what’s the Chinese for it?
YJ：you can say “jie4 yan1”
YJ：jie4 means to stop doing something,
YJ：yan1 means cigarette,
YJ: jie4 yan1
Cam: jie4 yan1, stop smoking.
Key Words Reminder
drink less, 少喝酒， learn how to cook,学做饭，lose weight.减肥, What is your new year’s resolution? 你有什么新年打算？Stop smoking, 戒烟，All in today’s Chinese Studio.
Cam: Well, an early Happy New Year to everyone. Hopefully you can have all your new year’s resolution realized in 2006.
YJ: Let’s get to our question of the day. How do you say “stop smoking ” in Chinese?
Cam: Send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com. Prize. See ya tomorrow!
Yajie: Ming tian jian.